Startup Accelerator

Media accelerator Matter is gunning for fake news

It's becoming harder and harder to read the news. We've gone around the bend from carefully balanced op-ed pieces from clearly identified special interest parties to a president whose grasp on the tru

500 Startups brings its ‘Distro Dojo’ program to LA for post-seed startups looking for big growth

500 Startups has been aiming to globalize its brand and work toward attracting the attention of young, cool companies outside the Bay Area echo chamber. This has taken 500’s investments into dis

The Pros And Cons Of Accelerating Your Startup

Startup accelerators are an excellent way for early stage startups to get up to speed quickly, identifying their best growth strategy and a reasonable plan to achieve it. The number of accelerators ha

Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here

Compass recently published its second report on the global startup ecosystem. The report is the result of more than 200 interviews with entrepreneurs from 25 different countries, 11,000 startup sur

Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016

Adam Draper and Brayton Williams launched Boost.vc in 2012 at a time when the accelerator market was beginning to burst at the seams with new entrants — some would say it was nearing saturation.

HackerEarth Raises $500K To Help Startups Find Great Programmers

HackerEarth, a Bangalore-based startup that helps other startups hire programmers through technical challenges, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from Angelprime incubator. Launched in late 2012 by

Microsoft Accelerator Launches New Program For Late Stage Startups In India

As we have been writing, startup accelerators in India’s nascent ecosystem are beginning to seek more mature, late stage companies to work with. The latest to join this trend is Microsoft Ventur

Accelerators In India’s Nascent Startup Ecosystem Face A Reality Check

Is the startup accelerator bubble ready to burst in India? That’s the question several VCs, entrepreneurs and early to late stage investors have started asking in the country’s fledgling s

Target (Yes, That Target) Wants To Launch An Accelerator In India

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.target.com">Target</a> has long looked to India to fuel its software applications and back-office projects. Now, the Minneapolis-based retailer is doubling down on

Bitcoin-Infused Accelerator Boost.vc Gains Momentum With The Launch Of Stellar Second Batch

Last summer, Adam Draper and Brayton Williams launched <a target="_blank" href="http://boost.vc/">Boost.vc</a>, a 12-week accelerator program for early-stage startups. Taking a familiar approach to bu

Latino Startup Accelerator Partners with Google For Entrepreneurs To Launch In Fall

Manos Accelerator, a program to support Latinos involved in the startup community, has announced a partnership with Google For Entrepreneurs and will launch its first session for five to six startups

Tigerlabs Accelerator Showcases Its First Batch Of Startups At Princeton Demo Day

Today, seed fund and startup accelerator Tigerlabs hosted its first Demo Day in Princeton, New Jersey. Co-founded by Jason Glickman (co-founder of Tremor Video) and Bert Navarrete (long-time investor)

Rock Health Debuts Second Class, Sends Incoming Batch To Work At Harvard Medical School

Late last week, San Francisco and Boston-based healthtech accelerator <a target="_blank" href="http://rockhealth.com/">Rock Health</a> held demo day for its second batch of startups at Practice Fusion

Impressive List Of U.S. Investors Drops $180 Million Into Chinese Startup Incubator

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/kai-fu-lee">Kai-Fu Lee</a> has a fairly unique perspective on the tech industry, having spent years in high roles at Apple, Microsoft, and Goo

Citrix Backs Mobile Cloud Technology Startup

<img src="http://www.techcrunchit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/startupaccelerator.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/citrix-systems">Citrix</a> this morning <a href="h

Startup Accelerator DreamIt Ventures Takes Manhattan

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/dreamit-logo.jpg?w=300" width="300" height="200" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-267783" /></a> Over the past year, the support system